Braids - Companion
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 24 ratings
May 20, 2016 / Release Date
EP / Format
Arbutus, Flemish Eye / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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If Deep was the plunge, then Companion is the resurfacing. But when such a short album is so nuanced, it's satisfying to report that it can easily stand on its own.

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Companion as a whole is an ideal way to close this chapter of Braids. It's an excellent way not only to revisit and expand on some themes from Deep in the Iris, but also to hold us over for what comes next.

Fav track: Companion
I’ve never heard them so it was weird to me that I was first listening to an EP with bonus track of their last album rather than the actual album. I find quite interesting how they play with the instruments, it’s like a mix between Björk’s “Homogenic” and “Vespertine” era. Standell-Preston’s vocals are very pleasant and match with the atmosphere of the tracks, I only wished they would distinct themselves from other artists of the genre, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Companion
  2. Joni
  3. Trophies for Paradox
  4. Sweet World
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Added on: April 29, 2016